Right choice for New Car Service
Are you aware of the fact that you are able to choose where your vehicle is serviced, maintained and repaired, at competitive prices
Wanting to get the most out of the car sales that occur towards the end of the year or getting your new car ready for the holidays with a service? Here is some sound advice from Southeast Auto in Beenleigh.
The acquisition of a new car is one of the most considerable investments you'll likely make, so you need to be sure to ensure its proper upkeep. Caring for your new car goes beyond detailing the interior and keeping it sparkling with a loving weekly wash, however.
There are a few other things to consider, such as who is the best choice to service your car.
You will want to ensure it is regularly serviced by a qualified professional, to the manufacturers requirements, using high quality parts from a reputable supplier and fluids which meet the manufacturers specifications. This is not just to look after your new car, but because if these four requirements are met you will also preserve the manufacturers warranty.
Are you aware of the fact that you are able to choose the workshop to service your new car without voiding either the manufacturers warranty or your rights under the Consumer Guarantee
You cannot be forced to get the car serviced by the dealership you aquired it from for service or repairs. Provided the work is only done to the manfufacturers specifications by an acceptably skilled person and uses adequate quality parts and fluids, the warranty stands. You have the right to choose who services your car.
With Repco Authorised Service you can tick all the boxes. Every Southeast Auto mechanic is fully qualified and Auto-Tech trained, giving them access to Australia's leading provider of automotive technical information and training. This means Southeast Auto mechanics are kept fully up to date with the latest in automotive service techniques and are able to service your new car without voiding the warranty.
Repco branded parts & products are manufactured to stringent Repco quality standards, and are covered by the Repco exclusive Repco Nationwide Warranty, giving you added protection. Southeast Auto will also only ever use fluids and lubricants that meet the specifications of the vehicle manufacturer.
If you already own a new car or are thinking of purchasing one, make sure you clearly understand where your statutory rights begin and end
Make sure you are aware of the disparity between statutory, manufacturer and express warranties to help you make the right selection when it comes to servicing your new car. You are automatically covered by a statutory warranty, also known as a Consumer Guarantee, under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and this statutory protection can never be over-ridden by manufacturer or express warranties (which are offered by the car maker and car dealer respectively).
A lack of disclosure requirements on car dealers at the point of sale regarding these contracts can easily lead the consumer into making a choice to be bound by a long term contract without access to all of the details needed to make a properly informed decision.
So be on the lookout for new car dealers who try to push the addition of “express” or “extended” warranties, often for free, when purchasing your new car. Much of the time these ‘bonus’ warranties may include quite precise restrictions or provisions, and are not always easily understandable. Many times these deals provide minimal additional benefits not already given by the consumer’s basic statutory rights and can tie the unwary buyer into a long term agreement with the dealership that sold the vehicle.
Such deals are very unlikely to make much mention of the potential negative aspects involved with taking a new car back to the dealer for service or repair. This includes what sort of distance you will be travelling to get your car serviced or larger waiting times due to fewer available service locations or mechanics.